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Helmbrecht Name Meaning

German (especially Franconia and Bavaria): from a personal name composed of the elements helm ‘helmet’, ‘protection’ + brecht ‘bright’, ‘illustrious’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Elbrecht, Helbert, Vollbrecht, Heidebrecht, Helmreich, Hambrecht

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Helmbrecht Family Origin

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Helmbrecht Family Occupations

What did your Helmbrecht ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Helmbrecht occupation in the USA was Farmer. 64% of Helmbrecht's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Helmbrecht. A less common occupation for the Helmbrecht family was Moulder.

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  • Farmer

    64%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Cigar Maker

    9%
  • Moulder

    9%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Helmbrecht ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Helmbrecht Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Helmbrecht. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Helmbrecht census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Helmbrecht. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Helmbrecht. For the veterans among your Helmbrecht ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Helmbrecht Life Expectancy

What is the average Helmbrecht lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Helmbrecht life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Helmbrecht in 1962 was 74, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Helmbrecht

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Helmbrecht ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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